Miami Police announced today plans to set up a multi-agency DUI checkpoint on Thursday, June 11, 2015, between 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The checkpoint will be located at NW 35 Avenue & 7 Street in Miami’s Flagami NET Service area. In addition to the checkpoint, the police will also be heavily patrolling the area to prevent DUI offenses.
Police in Miami hope to use the DUI checkpoint to identify and arrest impaired drivers before they have a chance to harm or kill others. During the saturation patrol, the police department will pull drivers over for any violation of Florida traffic laws. Police officers will be prepared to take into custody any impaired motorists and issue tickets to drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts.
The DUI checkpoint scheduled by Miami police for Thursday, June 11, 2015, is part of a joint effort by the “Buckle Up Florida: Click It or Ticket,” “Let’s Eliminate Aggressive Driving,” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” law enforcement campaigns. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people died in 2012 in alcohol-related accidents. Such accidents are estimated to cost over $37 billion each year.
By Jennifer Pfalz
NHTSA.gov: Impaired Driving
Miami Police Department News Release
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